Written by: Liang Kaiyi
2019-11-22 01:28Last updated: 2019-11-22 01:29
On November 21st, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent the Hong Kong Bill of Rights and Democracy to Congress and submitted it to President Donald Trump for witnessing the inter-party lawmakers. Pelosi said that in the face of Beijing's crackdown, the bill reaffirmed the United States' commitment to democracy, human rights and the rule of law.
Speaker Pelosi just now signed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act and a bill that would block exports of non-lethal crowd control products to the Hong Kong police force. The House overwhelmingly approved both bills last night. Now, they'll go to Trumo for his signature. pic.twitter.com/t84ESac68B— Haley Byrd (@byrdinator) November 21, 2019
Pelosi said that with the Hong Kong Bill of Rights on Human Rights and Democracy, the US Congress reaffirmed the US commitment to democracy, human rights and the rule of law as Beijing adopted repressive measures. She said: "Over the years, the world has witnessed the increasing deprivation of Hong Kong people's autonomy and their freedom."
Pelosi pointed out that the recent violent attacks by Hong Kong police on Hong Kong's college students shocked everyone. Through the Hong Kong Bill of Rights and Democracy and the Protection of Hong Kong Act, the US Congress conveyed the United States' freedom and justice and its hobbies. Free Hong Kong people stand together.
Republican member Michael McCaul said he is confident that Trump will sign. Although he did not personally discuss the bill with Trump, he said that the government is very supportive of the bill, emphasizing that the United States needs to support the people of Hong Kong.
Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said the bill conveys US views on Chinese President Xi Jinping himself, his policies on the Hong Kong people and Uighurs in northwestern China, and his views on oppression in various parts of the country.
Schumer and Xi Jinping shouted: "Don't believe that the president said everything is fine. This is not the case. Your actions in Hong Kong and elsewhere have greatly affected your position in the United States and around the world, oppressing freedom and thinking against the state or leadership. For people, it is never a good thing."
Democrat Jim McGovern called on Trump to sign the bill as soon as possible so that the people of Hong Kong knew that the United States did not hesitate to stand with them. "He (Trump) has been silent on the Hong Kong issue for too long."
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The Hong Kong Bill of Rights on Human Rights and Democracy was passed by the US House of Representatives
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